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Apprenticeship training course

Craft bricklayer (level 3)

Set out and lay bricks, brick specials, blocks and other materials.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Craft bricklayer
  • Foreman bricklayer
  • Senior bricklayer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Comply with health and safety regulations, standards, and guidance
  • Apply environmental and sustainable principles in compliance with regulations standards and systems for example segregate resources for reuse, recycling and disposal
  • Implement and monitor safe systems of work and control measures
  • Comply with industry standards, guidance and tolerances
  • Identify and use safety control equipment including RPE, dust suppression and PPE
  • Interpret and extract information using paper based or digital techniques from drawings, specifications and the production plan to provide work instructions
  • Check, safely use and store power tools and equipment for example, drills, mixers. Escalate defects or faults
  • Safely use and maintain tools and masonry cut off saws
  • Calculate resource and cost quantities from site measurements
  • Set out and build sloped (vertical on plan) angled brickwork for example, battered work or tumbling in
  • Set out and build off square horizontal on plan angled masonry work for example: obtuse or acute angles
  • Set out and build axed arches and surrounding haunch brickwork, for example segmental or semi
  • Set out and build a decorative brick features, for example brick and block bonded quoins, dog toothing or dental courses
  • Set out and build curved masonry work for example, concave or convex
  • Set out and build a decorative panel. For example, basket weave, stack bond or victorian weave
  • Construct walls with complex elements. For example, bed joint reinforcement, helical bar, wind posts, support angles, specialist DPC systems or heritage principles (like for like wall replacement)
  • Set out and build herringbone panels
  • Set out and building masonry corbelling
  • Apply planning, work scheduling and time management techniques to identify and agree production plan targets
  • Apply quality assurance procedures
  • Communicate and report in written form any issues against the production plan and contribute to the solutions  
  • Obtain, monitor and rotate stock and supplies
  • Complete documentation - paper based or digital. For example, job sheets, time sheets, risk assessments, method statements, equipment service records, handover documents, work sheets, checklists, incident reports, requisition sheets, quality records
  • Transfer levels, using for example straight edge & spirit level, optical or laser levels

Full information on Craft bricklayer (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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